I’d never made a swing card before because I thought you needed a special die to make it. Then I happened across a great, detailed swing card tutorial on Youtube by a wonderful crafter, Peggy (YT: jppeggy2). She shows how you can make it with simple shaped dies or even with just a circle shape that you can cut out with scissors!
I wanted to make a special card for another Youtuber’s mom (YT: A’nnamaria Davis). Something fun and with a little bit of movement, so I tried my hand at this swing card. It was easier than I thought and it was so much fun to play with so many of my crafty goodies! I used the Blossom Spellbinders Nestabilities, a cupcake stamp from TPC Studios Cupcakes, a Penny Black Mimi in Paris fairy stamp, and my first intricate die from Memory Box called Kensington Border (which I cut out twice and fussy cut the butterflies from the second to overlap the butterflies on the base so they looked like they were flying!). Whew, that’s a lot of stuff!
The front of the card has the fairy Mimi, colored with Copic markers, holding a little sign that reads “Sending you butterfly kisses and…” The inside flips open to reveal a cupcake bedazzled with Pink Glam Stickles and the sentiment “Sweet Dreams.” The die cut butterflies and flower border add such a fun dimensional touch. I love how this card came out.
If you haven’t tried a swing card, I highly recommend it. It will definitely be a mainstay in my crafty card rotation!
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This card is being entered into the Sugar and Spice Crafty Challenge #6
Lovely card! Mimi is so cute. Love the sweet cupcake inside too! 🙂 Thanks for joining us for the Sugar and Spice challenge! Sherri
Aww thanks so much Sherri! It was fun to do this swing card for your challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
this card is adorable!! oh my gosh!
A gorgeous card here too Christina. Love how it turned out.
Hi my Love Kristina, super cute card. Going to watch Peggy’s video now! Tfs Love ya’